Tie-Dye Event For Suicide Awareness Set For Sept. 13

A Tie-Dye for Hope & Suicide Awareness will be held Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Mental Health Association. The Community Alliance for Suicide Prevention is joining in this celebration of Recovery Month. Getting ready for the event are avid tie-dyer Morgan Merrill-Larson, left, and Kia Briggs, Mental Health Association. Submitted photo

The public is invited to a Tie-Dye for Hope & Suicide Awareness at the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County on Thursday, Sept. 13.

The Community Alliance for Suicide Prevention of Chautauqua County is joining with the Mental Health Association to raise awareness about the incidence and impact of suicide and celebrate September as Recovery Month

There will be refreshments and friendship from noon to 1 p.m., followed by a 1 to 3 p.m. tie-dye workshop with local resource tables.

Those attending should bring a white cotton apparel item to tie-dye; a limited number of t-shirts will be available, if needed. The Community Alliance for Suicide Prevention is providing the tie-dye supplies.

The Mental Health Association is in the rear of the Gateway Center, 31 Water St., Jamestown.

Now in its 29th year, Recovery Month is a national observance of SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It reinforces the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover. It also honors the treatment and recovery service providers who make recovery possible.

To learn more about the Tie-Dye, call the Mental Health Association at 661-9044.

Chautauqua Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council is spearheading plans for Recovery Walks on Thursdays, Sept. 20, 4 p.m., from Dunkirk City Hall to the pier and back, and Sept. 27, at noon, from the Mental Health Association along the Riverwalk and return for a Recovery Jam Luncheon.

A United Way partner organization since 2015, the Mental Health Association offers support services to people with substance use disorders and all other forms of mental health diagnosis. It works in collaboration with local treatment providers, other non-profits, community-based partners, and treatment courts to empower individuals in attaining their goals. In an accepting environment, it provides recovery coaching by certified peer specialists as well as support groups and classes. For more information, visit during open house Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m; call 661-9044 or visit www.mhachautauqua.org or www.facebook.com/MHAChautauqua.